Congratulations to radiographer Scott Gaynor who participated with his friends in the HBF run for a reason, here is his story:
“My best friend from school Ben McCracken was diagnosed with brain cancer in April 2012. He had a de-bulking done here in Perth by a neurosurgeon but was then told nobody in WA would operate on him. He and his fiancé Maddy set about to find someone willing to do so and as a result got in touch with Charlie Teo in Sydney. Ben had several more operations with Charlie with quite spectacular results, he was extremely fit and still sharp as a tack in his mind. It was only in mid 2015 that it spread to his brainstem and Ben started to slowly decline. At that stage they told him he may have only two weeks or so to live, but it took another six months until he eventually passed away from his illness”.
“Ben and Maddy had run the HBF Run For a Reason for Charlie Teo’s charity ‘Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’ every year since he was diagnosed, however this year was the first year she ran it without him. The team did a fantastic job fundraising, raising $53,376, with Maddy raising a whopping $33,424 of that herself to become the highest individual fundraiser ever for the event. The PRC Foundation was awesome in donating $500 towards myself and the team for the event.”
(Above, Scott, 5th from left in blue shirt, with the 2016 team, Maddy in the front.)